• 4 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8
  • Optional Chef Optional Chef
  • Pool Heating* Pool Heating*

Clinging to a hilltop surrounded by mountains and overlooking the glittering turquoise lakes of La Viñuela, Casa Miralago is a beautifully appointed oasis of tranquility.

The villa offers guests the chance to experience sunny outdoor living, thanks to its sprawling Ibiza–inspired terraces and private swimming pool.

This charming 4–bed villa also forms part of the luxurious El Mirador Estate, comprising four rural villas which combine natural chic interiors with 5* boutique hotel amenities – such as private chefs and dedicated villa concierge.

Casa Miralago can be rented independently or along with its three stunning sister properties, providing a picturesque destination for a family reunion or small celebration.

At a glance

Escape to a rural haven past scenic white villages, just 20 minutes to the Mediterranean


Foodies will love the stone pizza oven and al-fresco dining


Relax with a book or snap that perfect Instagram selfie in one of the villa's many outside chill–out zones


Watch the spectacular sunset from a day-bed crammed with cushions on a secret terrace at the foot of the garden.


Enjoy a sauna or year–round swimming in a private pool, which can be heated, with magnificent views


Fully serviced, including mid–weekly clean and linen change during 7-day stay, dedicated concierge and welcome tapas & wine on arrival


Welcome to Casa Miralago

Those wishing to slow down the pace and get away from it all need look no further than Casa Miralago.

Tucked away down a peaceful country lane in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, all that can be heard from the sprawling garden of this beautiful property is birdsong and the drone of honey bees.

The house’s interior effortlessly combines natural Spanish charm with understated contemporary touches. The four double bedrooms are tastefully decorated with crisp white sheets, colourful throw cushions and quirky bespoke art-work, and each come complete with their own private bathroom.

Perfect for a getaway at any time of year, Casa Miralago is cool in the summer thanks to air conditioning in every room, and warm and cozy in the winter months with a large living-room fireplace to gather the family round.

For bigger get-togethers, Casa Miralago is located alongside El Mirador, a 10 acre estate which can accommodate an additional  14 guests. Next door to Casa Miralago is its sister property, Casa Miravista, which can comfortably sleep eight. The two properties are close enough to combine for group use – along with the main estate – but far enough apart to ensure privacy is guaranteed.

 

Falling away behind double doors set in curving white walls, the vivid green lawns of Casa Miralago are scattered with hammocks, day-beds and sunken benches interspersed with stone planters of wild herbs and cacti.

The 360 degree view dazzles with azure lakes, purple shadowed mountains and vine-carpeted hillsides beneath an endless sky.

Stone steps lead down from the bottom of the garden – passing through olive, lemon and orange trees and brightly flowering bushes of bougainvillea – and culminate in a ledge carved high above the countryside, complete with a ping-pong table, a wood burner and a day bed.

It’s difficult to an imagine a more idyllic spot to sit with a book or watch the sunset behind the mountains.

 

How Casa Miralago works for you

FACILITIES

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms (3 en suite)
  • Idyllic rural location only a 5–minute drive from white villages, 30 minutes from the Med
  • Wraparound garden split over 2 levels with various seating areas
  • 4m x 10m private pool.  Pool heating available for a small fee*
  • Eco–friendly villa with mains water supplied direct from a mountain spring
  • Private driveway with space for 3 cars
  • Apple TV, Netflix and Wifi available throughout the house
  • Portable Bluetooth speaker
  • Outdoor kitchen with BBQ and stone pizza oven
  • Pool–house sauna and outdoor shower
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Dedicated concierge service from the villa managers, organise services such as private chefs, cookery days, wine tasting or masseuses
  • Suitable for small celebrations – can host 65 guests for standing cocktail, 100 guests for seated dinner in garden.
  • Cot and high-chair available on request
  • Welcome hamper packed with local goodies on arrival
  • *Pet-friendly villa

HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED

Your rental includes a mid-week clean and a weekly linen change. Additional hours, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

Your villa concierge and chef offer a range of local trips, excursions and visits to get the most out of your stay. Ideas include visiting the local vineyards and olive farm, hiking in the mountains, or a Spanish food experience with a visit to a local fresh food market with your chef.

Casa Miralago offers private bespoke tours to the cities of Andalucia for up to 8 passengers in air-conditioned Mercedes vehicles, and would highly recommend Granada and the Alhambra, or the Malaga Art and tapas tour.

Your Owner-Concierges will be happy to do your itinerary planning for a small fee based on their own personal expertise of the Axarquia region.

CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING

We are happy to welcome you with a light selection of typical produce of Andalucia, compliments of the house. A more complete villa pre-stocking service is also available* and it would be our pleasure to recommend a selection of Spanish wines for you to enjoy during your stay (food and wine cost settled locally). The house staff will then take care of your initial grocery shopping before you arrive so you can get straight on with the job of relaxing.

You can also opt to have a top chef on hand during your stay*.  If you would like to know more about our gourmet menu, tasting menu or wine-pairing with your meal then please ask us for rates.

GETTING AROUND

Due to the location of Casa Miralago a hire car is essential, we would be happy to organise this for your arrival into Malaga.

The living room at Casa Miralago is a comfortable and cosy spot to congregate on a winter’s evening around a roaring log-fire.

Featuring a smart TV, well-stocked bookshelves and a roomy sofa, the lounge enjoys views over the expansive gardens with the shapes of mountains huddled in the background.

As lovely as the interior of Casa Miralago is, summer guests at the villa are bound to spend most of their time outside taking advantage of the warm Andalucian sunshine in the property’s stunning exterior spaces.

Sun-beds, hammocks and cushion-piled benches offer numerous vantage points from which to enjoy the panoramic views, which feature lakes, far-reaching skies and a glittering slice of Mediterranean sea,

Casa Miralago’s compact yet well stocked kitchen contains modern amenities, such as a Nespresso coffee-maker, oven and a three-ring electric hob.

For al-fresco cooking, the large terrace leading off the living room features a stone pizza oven and BBQ.

Meals can be eaten in the lounge at the bespoke wooden dining table, or in the communal area outside with its shaded terrace and 8-seater table.

Casa Miralago’s gardens are ranged with comfy day beds, sunken sofas and low-slung hammocks, providing plenty of spots to recline in the sunshine.

For those desirous of privacy, the chill-out zone located in the lower garden is the ideal space to slink-off to and enjoy some solitude while admiring the views of lakes and mountains.

Alternatively, crack open a chilled beer from the chest-freezer and enjoy a spot of table-tennis at the stone ping-pong table overlooking the valley below.

Guests can also choose to unwind in the pool-house sauna or by taking a dip in the beautiful 4x10m private pool with its sparkling azure waters.

Bedroom 1: Principal suite featuring double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) and dressing room. Painting of flamenco painter on wall and a brightly patterned hanging tapestry. En-suite bathroom with double sink, walk.-in shower and traditional Andalusian tiling.

Bedroom 2: Charming double room in a rustic style featuring exposed beams, high ceilings and double bed (160 cm x 200 cm). Sunflower painting and bright yellow throw cushions give the room a light and airy feel,  en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

Bedroom 3: Colourful room with free-standing wardrobe and double bed which can be split into twins. Quirky wall-hanging of a school of fish and a framed map decorate the walls. Private bathroom located directly next door in the hallway featuring a walk-in shower.

Bedroom 4:  Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom featuring a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm), a bespoke hanging rack crafted from intertwined branches, chest of drawers and mirror. Adjoining bathroom contains walk-in shower.

Collections featuring this villa

Perched on a vine-carpeted hillside in the stunning region of La Axarquia in Malaga, Casa Miralgo overlooks some of the most beautiful landscapes in Andalucia.

Enjoying panoramic views of rippling mountain ranges, lush valleys, azure lakes and the glinting Mediterranean sea, this charming villa offers visitors the chance to disconnect and escape the stresses of everyday life while enjoying five-star service and bespoke luxury.

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Casa Miralago is an idyllic location for a small wedding with a big view.

The property’s stunning wraparound gardens can cater to intimate celebrations, whereas the entire El Mirador Estate (sleeping 30) can be rented to accommodate the wedding party and additional guest.

  • The Venue: Wedding vows or a celebration can be hosted on the terrace at Casa Miralago, with views over the valley below
  • For a cocktail and canapes reception there is capacity for 65 at Casa Miralago, with room for 100 guests for a seated formal dinner.
  • Exterior music permitted until midnight
  • Wedding fee payable in addition to the cost of rental (minimum 7 nights in July and August, 3 nights during other months)
  • Wedding fee includes: rights to use the property for a celebration, extra energy and systems usage, additional housekeeping, pool maintenance and wear and tear due to high usage.
  • Villa concierge can assist with making reservations for key suppliers and LVC can recommend a wedding planner if you require more bespoke guidance and wedding design.
  • The wedding fee includes having a member of staff available on the day to coordinate access for suppliers and set up of catering, etc.
Casa Miralago luxury whitewashed Axarquia villa

What Casa Miralago lacks in size in more than makes up for in big views: panoramic vistas stretching as far as the eye can see containing mountains, lakes and Mediterranean sea.

Casa Miralago itself can comfortably accommodate 8 adults in 4 double bedrooms, but there is also the option of renting the property as part of the Mirador Estate, comprising four separate houses with capacity for up to 30 guests.

Casa Miralago designer landscaping

Enjoy the local area

Inland from the Costa del Sol and east of Malaga, the Axarquia is a picturesque region of rolling hills lined with vineyards, dotted with bright blue lakes and untouched white villages.

Other local amenities include:

  • Nearest Airport: Malaga Airport 59 minutes (69.7km), Granada airport 1h23 (78.5km)
  • Nearest Beach: Torre del Mar (27.2km), Nerja (47.8km)
  • Supermarkets: British supermarket located in the nearby village of Alcaucín (3.7km) but hosts will arrange pre-arrival shopping
  • Restaurants: La Sociedad in Alcaucín (3.7km) is recommended by the villa owners and is famous for its traditional spanish cooking.  Venta La Viñuela is located in the town of Viñuela (10.8km) and specialises in excellent oven-roasted meats –  be sure to try the duck!
  • Golf: Baviera Golf (37 minute drive) Añoreta Golf (Benajarafe, 40 minute drive)

Casa Miralago is located above Lake Viñuela, close to the white village of Canillas de Aceituno in one of Andalucia’s most unexplored yet accessible areas. An easy drive from the renowned beaches and coastal resorts of the eastern Costa del Sol, the surrounding area offers some breathtakingly spectacular landscapes, reached by stunning, snaking mountain roads.

Fans of outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice during their stay at Casa Miralago. The properties are located on the doorstep of some of the best hiking trails in Malaga. These include a 7-hour hike which will take you to the summit of the province’s highest mountain range – La Maroma – which can be seen from the property.

If you’d prefer to get your blood pumping on a bike ride, there are also some fabulous mountain biking tracks in the countryside surrounding the Cortijo – and the properties’ dedicated concierge team would be more than happy to arrange a guided tour of the best with a local expert.

A stay at Casa Miralago is a gourmet heaven: not only does the local micro-climate provide a wealth of fabulous produce – from tropical fruit and avocados, to olive oil and fine wine – but the Axarquia also offers a wide choice of excellent restaurants to keep the most avid foodies thoroughly satisfied. (Find out more on the blog here.)

The Axarquia region of Malaga province is bordered by the sea to the south, and two mountain ranges, the Sierra de Aljama to the north and east, and the Montes de Malaga to the west.

There are a handful of main entry points to the region from the coast. Firstly, from newly updated beach resort of Torre del Mar, from where you can easily explore the neighbouring towns of Velez-Malaga, the capital of this region, with its restored castle, and then on to Colmenar and Comares. Secondly, from Torrox, to reach Competa; and, finally, from Nerja, for Frigiliana, one of the prettiest of the area’s ‘pueblos blancos’.

With its sub-tropical climate this agricultural region is well-known for the quality of its avocados, mangoes and fine Moscatel wines – and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy these in many excellent local restaurants.

For more of a city vibe, head west to Malaga and explore the stylish old town with its vibrant art scene, bustling tapas bars and upmarket waterfront promenade, before dancing the night away in one of the city’s new roof-top hangouts overlooking the magnificent ancient Alcazaba.

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